Posted by: rshalomw | November 14, 2013

CHURCH: COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE!

I had been a Christian for many years and believed in it passionately and with fervor. I was known as a “Jesus Freak” In the past year the Creator of The Universe has opened my eyes and ears to The Truth. I am no longer a Christian. I am now a follower of the Scriptures from the beginning, to the end of the book. You will see in the following information, proof of why I left, and why you need to leave.

CHRISTIANITY IN THE  FOURTH CENTURY

No wonder that we read the testimony of the learned Christian advocate, M. Turretin, in describing the state of Christianity in the 4th century, saying “that it was not so much the (Roman) Empire that was brought over to the Faith, as the Faith that was brought over to the Empire; not the Pagans who were converted to Christianity, but Christianity that was converted to Paganism.”197 A further witness to this paganisation of the Messianic Faith is that of emperor Hadrian, who, in a letter to the Consul Servianus, wrote, “There are there (in Egypt) Christians who worship Serapis; and devoted to Serapis are those who call themselves ‘Bishops of Christ.'”198 Another testimony comes to us from the letter of Faustus, writing to Augustine, “You have substituted your love-feasts for the sacrifices of the Pagans; for their idols your martyrs, whom you serve with the very same honours. You appease the shades of the dead with wine and feasts; you celebrate the solemn festivals of the Gentiles, their calends, and their solstices; and as to their manners, those you have retained without any alteration. Nothing distinguishes you from the Pagans, except that you hold your assemblies apart from them

In L.H. Gray’s Mythology of All Races, vol. 1, p. 312, we read, “Only in a few localities, notably in Crete, does any form of the name of Zeus survive, but the god still lives under the title Theos (‘God’), a title so conveniently equivocal that the Christian can use it without heresy and at the same time square perfectly with the ancient pagan belief.” What a clear testimony of religious syncretism! Our Mighty One, or His Son, is called Theos, and so is Zeus called Theos. What does it matter? Just this: the words Theos and Zeus are derived from the Sky-deity or the Sun-deity, and therefore unacceptable to our Mighty One. Any form of Sun-worship, or any derivative of Sun-worship which has been adopted into Pure Worship, has been designated by Him to be a “wicked abomination”, Eze. 8:9. Apart from Prof. F. Max Muller’s statement as to the origin of the word “Zeus” (see above), we also read Dr. A.B. Cook’s scholarly conclusion, “The supreme deity of the ancient Greeks, during their historical period at least, was Zeus. His name, referable to a root that means ‘to shine’ may be rendered ‘the Bright One’. And since a whole series of related words in the various languages of the Indo-European family is used to denote ‘day’ or ‘sky’, it can be safely inferred that Zeus was called ‘the Bright One’ as being the god of the bright or day-light sky.”139 Dr. Cook then says in a foot note on the same page, “The Greek Zeus and the Old Indian Dyaus represent an Indo-European dieu-s from the root di: die : deia, ‘to shine’ .” Later on, as we have previously mentioned, Zeus became more directly identified with the Sun. Osiris, the Sun-diety of Egypt, was later identified with Serapis, the Sun-deity in Alexandria. Helios, of course, was the Sun-deity of the Greeks. Zeus was identified with all of them, and the phrase “Zeus Helios Great Serapis” was well-known to be an exceedingly common formula in the 2nd and 3rd centuries C.E. 140

Christianisation” of pagan practices

Thus, Zeus, whose name is derived from “to shine”, “the Bright One”, is the one who has entered into the Separated Place, the Temple, the Kingdom of Yahúweh . The Sun-deity of the pagan nations has taken over – the abominations of desolation! You might say to me: But we do not worship Zeus. Our reply is: All these components, customs, “hows”, and names, which are all derived from Sun-worship – in whose honour were they originally instituted? f they were originally used in the veneration of the Sun, can their continued use be justified? Our Heavenly Father has called them “wicked abominations”. Any attempt to justify their acceptance by the apologetical “Christianisation” which was done by the Church, can only be refuted in the light of the Word. “Christianisation” of pagan practices are explicitly forbidden in Deut. 12:30-32, Deut. 12:1-3, Jer. 10:2, etc. Even more so, the “Chrstianisation” of idol statues is repulsive in the eyes of Yahúweh . Many scholars have pointed out the similarity between Zeus-worship and Serapis-worship, as both were identified with the Sun-deity. But more so, the serapis statues most resemble those of Zeus.141 Serapis, the Sun-idol of Alexandria – the same city where Clement and Origen were leaders of the “first theological seminary” – was assimilated to all other Sun-deities.141 The christian apologist Minucius Felix, writing in the 2nd or 3rd century, comments that this Egyptian (Alexandrian) cult of Serapis has been completely adopted by the Romans.142 “Zeus Helios Great Serapis” was the exceedingly common formula.140 Not only did the statues of Zeus and Serapis resemble each other, but we, like others,143 are alarmed at the striking similarity between these statues and that of the images of our Messiah which have been made by the Church! The Law forbids us to make images of our Father or of His Son, let alone calling an image of Zeus or of Serapis by the name of Yahushúa. He has warned us in Matt. 24:15 about the end-time revelation, or end-time realisation and disillusionment, of the “abomination of desolation” standing in the Temple. Paul likewise warned us of this in 2 Thess. 2:3-4.

THE SABBATH AND LAWLESSNESS

In contrast to this lawlessness which will increase in the world in the end-time, we discover in Matt 24:20 that the faithful few will be keeping the Sabbath. He reveals the contrast between lawlessness and Sabbath-keeping in the end-time. Remember, the Sabbath is the only Scriptural sign of Separation – Exod. 31:13, 17 and Eze. 20:12, 20. It is a sign that he is separating us unto Himself, and separating us from this world which is increasing in lawlessness. Furthermore, this Sabbath is the sign of the Eternal Covenant, the sign of the Eternal Covenant which has been given to the Chosen People, Israel, “forever” – Exod. 31:16-17.

This end-time increase in lawlessness in the world in indeed what Paul also spoke of in 2 Tim. 3:1, “but know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.” Read verse 13 too. Even more alarming is the lawlessness which is permitted or even taught in some assemblies. Toleration of, and even acceptance of homosexuality, ignorance of the Ten Commandments, preaching that the Law has been done away with, that the “Law has been nailed to the cross” – all are signs of the “Great Apostasy”, the caption for 2 Thess. 2, which many translators use. Indeed, the curse is devouring the earth,as we read of in Isa. 24:6. In Isa 24:1-6 we read the great prophecy for the end-time apostasy and subsequent judgement upon the earth. It describes it vividly for us, “Behold, Yahúweh makes the earth empty and makes it waste, distorts its surface and scatters its inhabitants … The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants …” Why is this happening to us? The reason is given in verse 5, “Because they have transgressed the Laws, changed the ordinance, broken the Everlasting Covenant.” And the result? Verse 6 brings us the shocking answer, “Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.” Indeed we are guilty, we have transgressed the Laws of Yahúweh, we have changed the ordinance (Luther’s German translation reads “Changed the Commandments”), we have broken the Everlasting, the Eternal Covenant – the same covenant which is even now called the Renewed or New Covenant, the Law of Yahúweh into our hearts and in our minds Shall we not repent of our sins, the transgression of the Law, lest we be burned with all the lawless ones in the Day of Judgment? Shall we not repent of our lawlessness, ask Yahushúa for forgiveness, and be part of the small Remnant People, the “Few men left”? Yahushúa had said in matt. 7:14 “For the gate is small, and the Way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who enter by it,” NASB. Again He said in Matt. 22:14, “For many are called, but few are chosen.” These “few” are described in Rev. 17:14 as the “called, chosen and faithful.” They are described in Rev. 14:12 and in Rev. 12:17 as those “who keep the Commandments of Yahúweh and the faith of Yahushúa” – two requirements which we are to meet if we are serious to enter into eternal life.
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